Suites Not The Only Additions On Tap For Football

Although the new stadium suites at Mountaineer Field will be the most visible changes for the 2004 season, they won't be the only ones around the WVU football complex.

The inside of the Puskar Center will also be undergoing renovations that should serve a variety of functions.

A new area devoted to the history of WVU football will allow visitors to get an immediate look at the 100+ years of the Mountaineers on the gridiron, and should also serve as an attractive tool for recruiting.

Updating of the entryways and reception areas will prominently display the flying WV logo, and will provide changeable displays for items such as bowl trophies, player achievements and coaches information.

To make room for the new areas, the players lounge will also be moved and renovated. These changes come on the heels of new computers and updates for the team study area, which was renewed last year.

While all the renovations and changes may be expensive, they are necessary to keep pace in the ever-burgeoning race with other schools, which are also pouring money into construction and renovation of facilities. These changes should help keep WVU in the race, but there is always more to be done if West Virginia is going to become a consistent Top 25 contender.

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